Wesley Matthews scores 30 as Portland Trail Blazers win in Memphis | NBA
Wesley Matthews, who replaced injured Brandon Roy in the starting lineup, scored a career-high 30 points to help the visiting Portland Trail Blazers beat the Memphis Grizzlies 100-99 Tuesday.
Matthews fills in for injured Roy: Wesley Matthews, who replaced injured guard Brandon Roy in the starting lineup, scored a career-high 30 points to help the visiting Portland Trail Blazers beat the Memphis Grizzlies 100-99 Tuesday.
Roy, a former standout for the Washington Huskies and Garfield High School in Seattle, didn't play because of an injured left knee.
Portland point guard Andre Miller scored 11 of his 19 points in the last 4:03, including a free throw with four seconds left for a 100-96 lead.
Lakers beat Bucks: Kobe Bryant scored 31 points as the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers, who lost their previous two games, beat the host Milwaukee Bucks 118-107.
Lakers center Theo Ratliff will be sidelined from four to six weeks after having arthroscopic surgery on his left knee.
Source says Southern Mississippi linebacker Smith is paralyzed from the waist down: Southern Mississippi linebacker Martez Smith is paralyzed from the waist down after being shot outside a nightclub along with two teammates, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity.
The players were celebrating their 31-21 victory over then-No. 25 Central Florida on Saturday night at a Hattiesburg club. Smith, Tim Green and Deddrick Jones were shot in the parking lot early Sunday morning after the club closed.
Smith's spinal cord was severed, the source said. The three were listed in fair condition at a hospital Tuesday.
Patricia Loftin Brown, 49, and Cleothus Wilkerson, 25, both from Bassfield, Miss., are charged with three counts each of accessory after the fact of aggravated assault. An arrest warrant for three counts of aggravated assault has been issued for Travis Brown of Prentiss, Miss., police said.
FBI reportedly interviews ex-Mississippi player as part of Newton probe: An attorney for John Bond, a former Mississippi State player who helped spark the NCAA's investigation of Auburn quarterback Cam Newton, said his client has been interviewed by the FBI.
Phil Abernethy wrote in an e-mail that Bond met with federal law enforcement and state investigators Tuesday and that he "cooperated fully with both agencies."
Newton's father, Cecil, has been accused of seeking cash during his son's recruitment.
Bond, a former Mississippi State quarterback, told MSU officials in January he had been asked for $180,000 by a former teammate in exchange for Newton's commitment to the Bulldogs. The man later was identified as Kenny Rogers in an ESPN.com report.
Illinois linebacker is kicked off team: Illinois dismissed sophomore linebacker Evan Frierson, 20, from the program two days after he was arrested and charged with aggravated battery.
MLS reserve league to return next year: Major League Soccer's reserve league will return in 2011. Teams will have a 10-game regular season and playoffs, giving young players match experience on a consistent basis. Most top European leagues have similar systems.
WPS championship franchise folds: The defending champion FC Gold Pride of Women's Professional Soccer folded after two seasons.
Officials said the team from the San Francisco Bay Area is disbanding because of slow ticket sales and costly cross-country travel. Its players become free agents Wednesday. The league is expected to have six teams next season
Woman pleads guilty in crash that injured Davies: The driver in an October 2009 crash that injured U.S. forward Charlie Davies and killed a female passenger pleaded guilty in Alexandria, Va., to involuntary manslaughter and drunken driving.
Maria Espinoza, 23, faces up to 13 years in prison when she is sentenced in February, though sentencing guidelines suggest she will spend closer to three to four years behind bars. She also agreed to pay restitution to Davies and the family of the female passenger, 22-year-old Ashley Roberta, though that amount was not revealed.
Chelsea's Terry says back injury might sideline him for months: Chelsea captain John Terry said a back injury that has ruled him out for England's exhibition match against France on Wednesday could sideline him for months.
Security guard alleges battery by Mayweather: A security guard has accused boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. of poking him in the face several times and threatening him over parking violations outside Mayweather's home Monday, Las Vegas police said.
A misdemeanor battery report will be submitted to the Clark County district attorney for possible prosecution, Officer Marcus Martin said. Mayweather, 33, is undefeated in 41 pro fights.
Track and field
Felix, Oliver win Jesse Owens Awards: Sprinter Allyson Felix has won her third Jesse Owens Award, and hurdler David Oliver was honored by USA Track & Field as its top male athlete of the year for the first time. Felix also was voted the top U.S. women's track athlete in 2005 and 2007.
U.S. investigators interview French anti-doping officials: U.S. investigators interviewed French anti-doping officials at Interpol headquarters as part of a probe into allegations of drug use by cyclists, including Texan Lance Armstrong, a French official said. Armstrong won the Tour de France each year from 1999 to 2005.
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